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Thirsty Fellow

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££ - £££
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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621 Gadsden St, Columbia, SC 29201-5239
+1 803-799-1311
11:00 - 02:00
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Columbia, SC
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been 3 times in the last couple weeks and the service has been outstanding every time! One night before a big basketball game the place was jam-packed and the bartenders were knocking it out with smiles on their faces - nobody had to wait long for a drink and they kicked tush! The 2 other nights I came in... More 

Thank mandu18
Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Good bar type menu, but I'm not sure it is worth the wait. I had the pizza and it was good, but a little burned. Others I was with had the burger ( looked great) and wings. Both said they were good. I would have given this a 4 rating if it wasn't for the long wait time.

Thank Tkrena
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this review

I'm sorry about your long wait. Things get pretty hectic this time of year. More 

Hope Mills, North Carolina
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We love trying local restaurants while on road trips and Tripadvisor's reviewers have rarely let us down! This place puts out some great pizza and the wings are crisped just right. When it comes to the pizza, you start with your pick of red sauce pie or white pie...then you select your toppings and if you want extra versions of... More 

Thank Vie C
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review of our food and staff. Colombians can get excited about their football...I'm glad they weren't too scary:) More 

Chester, New Jersey
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Great lunch stop for parents visiting the university. Excellent daily specials, especially the soups. Pizza, sandwiches, salads and good choice of beer.

Thank The_Traveling_Fox
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this review

We're glad you found us on your visit to USC. Thanks for your excellent review! More 

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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360 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Fun Local Bar / Eatery. Pizzas, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, etc. Great choice of beers and wines. The salad was incredibly fresh. Lots of good choices and fun place to hang out with friends.

Thank OSProfiler
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your good review. Come back again soon! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We loved it so much we went back a second night! Nothing fancy, but very good, casual food. The pizza was delicious and sandwiches very generous. A good mix of students and families. Will definitely return if our daughter goes to USC.

Thank 9999AJCKP
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this review

Thanks for your gracious review. And we hope your daughter decides to attend USC! More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Good pub type food with nice beer selection for its size and service was fast and friendly. Take notice there is limited parking

Thank Kevin W
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at Thirsty Fellow. Thanks More 

Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a favorite of my son's who goes to school here. They have a good atmosphere, good beer selection, good food, including pizza, burgers, sandwiches, etc. The staff is always friendly. A nice family or adult place to eat and drink even on a Saturday nights when the college students are out.

Thank JoeZ15330
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this review

Thanks you for your kind words. Come back soon! More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This was my first trip to the Thirsty Fellow. It was a bit off the beaten path, but well worth the visit. It had a wonderful outdoor patio (with TVs) and a spacious indoor area (with plenty of TVs) that made it the perfect place to relax comfortably and, if you want, enjoy whatever sports are on TV. (Side note:... More 

Thank JG7957
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. Come back "home" soon. More 

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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

If it isn't too hot it is great to dine out on the porch. Servers are prompt and personable and all the dishes are tasty. Our daughter is vegetarian and there are plenty of options for her. The burgers are delicious and great choices for an American food style menu.

Thank MJDBoston
Terry D, Owner at Thirsty Fellow, responded to this review

We're glad you and your daughter enjoy TF. Come back when you can. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 Gadsden St, Columbia, SC 29201-5239
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-799-1311
Located by the University of South Carolina, we are a full service restaurant and bar open 7 days/week. Casual atmosphere, dining room and covered deck, close to USC athletic activities and concerts at the Colonial Life Arena and Koger Center.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?